The Board receives recommendations from a variety of sources from the ICANN community, including advice from the Advisory Committees as set forth in Article 12 of ICANN's Bylaws.
This page provides information on the status of advice to the Board from the Advisory Committees identified below:
Actions and updates on advice from the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) are not currently included on this page. Please refer to GAC Advice Scorecards adopted from time to time by the Board on the GAC website. Most recently, the Board adopted the scorecard for the ICANN 62 Panama Communiqué.
As of 31 December 2018
|Advisory Committee||Advice Document|
|At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)|
|Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC)||
|Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC)|
As of 31 December 2018
The Board Advice Status Report [PDF | XLSX] provides status and details of related resolutions as well as the resulting implementation actions for information on advice items issued by the ALAC, RSSAC, and SSAC since 2010.
Board Advice Register Phases and Descriptions:
Below is an overview of open advice items by Advice Provider. The table focuses on items currently within Phases 1 - 4, where ICANN is actively working to understand, evaluate, and implement the advice. An Advice Document may contain multiple Advice Items.
|Status of Open Advice Items
|Phase 1 | Receive & Acknowledge||Phase 2 | Understand||Phase 3 | Evaluate & Consider||Phase 4 | Implementation||Summary|
Below is a 12 month summary of Closed advice items, i.e., those items where ICANN has confirmed with the Advice Provider that implementation is complete or no further action is required.
|Closed Advice Items (# items)||Closed
(in past 12 months)
In October 2016, ICANN issued a status report to the ALAC, RSSAC and SSAC on historical advice to the ICANN Board issued between 2010 and mid-2015. The Board's status reports on historical items can be found below. Updated Status on all items can be found in the reports listed above.
Important note: The Board Resolutions are as reported in the Board Meeting Transcripts, Minutes & Resolutions portion of ICANN's website. Only the words contained in the Resolutions themselves represent the official acts of the Board. The text provided in this database explaining Resolutions is an interpretation that has no official authority and does not represent the purpose behind the Board actions, nor does any explanation or interpretation modify or override the Resolutions themselves. Resolutions can only be modified through further action by the ICANN Board.